Between naps today I untangled two different balls of yarn and several knitting needles that had been in my purse. It didn't take me as long as I thought, cotton yarn really seems to hold up well and not given in to the temptation of knots. Jen had asked what my current project is. Well, I think I'm finally going to be able to finish a seed stitch washcloth I had started some time ago. Here's the pattern, in case you want to try it (Jen). :)
Cast on odd numbered stitches
Row 1: knit 1, purl 1, repeat
Repeat until you're done.
The difference between seed stitch and ribbing:
seed stitch: knit the purls, purl the knits creating texture when you turn each row
ribbing: knit the knits, purl the purls mimicking each stitch you've already knit when you turn each row. example:
Cast on even number of stitches
row 1: knit 1 purl 1,
row 2: purl 1 knit 1.
Check out the cuff of your socks for a good example.